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quick point. one is very interesting role the paul ryan will play from this point on. paul ryan was simultaneously a loser and a winner on tuesday night. a winner because he won his house seat, a loser for the obvious reason but also for a couple of additional ones. it's kind of embarrassing when you put on the ticket and you can't carry your own state. but also his percentage and his own district went down significantly. at the same time there is no question that paul ryan, it was a national figure but far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world and the cometary and then by others. paul, you go, could've walked through any airport outside of wisconsin or washington in america and might well have gone unnoticed. now obviously he is a significant national figure and include one in the mix for 2016. but he's in the next four that kind of conservative community that has dominated the primary and caucus process before. and going along with these kinds of compromises that include tax increases as part of a package, he comes a little trickier for him. and it also beco
interesting role the paul ryan will play from this point on. paul ryan was simultaneously a loser and a winner on tuesday night. a winner because he won his house seat, a loser for the obvious reason but also for a couple of good additional ones. it's kind of embarrassing when you're put on a ticket and you cannot carry your own state and also his percentage in his own district went down significantly. at the same time there is no question that paul ryan who was a national figure who was far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world than by others. paul a year ago could have walked through any airport outside of wisconsin or washington in america and might well have gone unnoticed other than maybe by one or two people and now obviously he is an enormously significant figure in clearly won in the mix for 2016. he is in the mix for that kind of conservative community that is dominating the primary and caucus process before and going along with these kinds of compromises that include tax increases as part of the package comes a little trickier for him and it also becomes trickier f
eastwood episode. did not change a lot of minds. the selection of paul ryan was a pretty strong selection. he turned out to be a very strong campaigner. i think he certainly please the conservative base. on the other hand, the challenger did not win wisconsin so didn't pay off in that regard. but the first debate absolutely did pay off. romney came in very well prepared for a lot of people who predisposed to not like him, he came off as presidential, very smart, very comfortable with himself, and clearly it was obvious that the president had prepared for the wrong debate. he clearly had prepared for romney to take a host of positions that he did not push forward in that first debate. romney had his chance for a comeback. he just was not able to keep it going in the debates that followed. now, three quick and narratives that turned out to be true about the american public. one is a think americans want to be hopeful. during an election like this, they want to be inspired to want to be told the world can be better. this is the main reason obama was elected the first time around. it was a lo
. he is paul ryan's foil in on the budget committee in the house. again, a very young sort of take charge, charismatic leader, raised a lot of money. he ran the democratic congressional campaign committee for two cycles, so he has a lot of pull within the caucus. it's complicated a little bit by the fact that he and hoyer are friends, and they both represent the same state, they've run within the same circles. van hollen was the assistant to the speaker in nancy pelosi's last term as speaker, so that seems to be the surface that bubbles to the top as well. debbie wasserman schultz, the democratic committee chairwoman. nobody does that job for too long. she is looking for a way into leadership, but right now i hesitate to use terms like the smart money, but the smart money seems to be if pelosi wants to anoint a successor or get behind somebody, it would be van hollen. >> thank you. so that shakespearean drama makes what's going on in the senate look tame by comparison. what's going on if. >> i think it is pretty tame. obviously, with the senators adding two seats, harry reid, chuck
that paul ryan, who was a national figure but far more recognized by those of us in the intellectual world and the common period and by others he could have walked through any airport outside of wisconsin in america and might well have gone unnoticed by one or two people. now obviously he is a significant national figure and clearly one in the mix for 2016. but he is in the mix for that kind of conservative community that is dominated let primary caucus process before. going along with these compromises that include tax increases as part of a package becomes a little tricky for him and also becomes tricky for john boehner because now you have with the young guns one of them is an even more than the enormous national figure. finally, let me say the next few weeks are not just about the fiscal cliff. we have a farm bill waiting for action. a farm bill that passed with 74 votes and this is an interesting template as we talk about the fiscal cliff. in the senate model of bipartisanship even in the midst of the greatest drought since the great depression, the house didn't act. whether they can
a question by paul ryan, this was years ago. paul ryan posed the question, and he said wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce personal savings accounts? wouldn't that help put social security on a more stable, secure footing going forward? wouldn't this improve the solvency of the system? and alan greenspan gave what had to have come as quite a surprise to congressman ryan, a very surprising response. he said, well, i wouldn't say that social security is on unsound footing today because there's nothing to prevent the federal government from creating all the money it wants and paying it out to someone. that's a quote. there's nothing to prevent the government from creating all the money it wants and paying it out to someone. the issue, he said, is will the real resources be there in the future for retirees when they're needed? so he turned the focus away from the financial resources, which he says can always be there, to the real resources which is what we should be focusing on, employing people, producing the capital, the goods that are going to be there for the next generation, having the
administration working or not working with paul ryan who will be returning to congress or the gang of six or simpson bowels anybody who wrestled around the with with the issue how you're going to make progress long-term on medicare costs with alzheimer's. again, now 6 million people and dislr 172 billion. thirty years from now 25 million people and annual cost of trillion dollars for a cumulative cost between now and 2050 $20 trillion. that's a lot of money. and all of the market forces and empowerment and everything better management, aren't going to change the fact if people are in a state of dimension for twenty years in a nursing home, it's a a labor intensive and very costly process. and i think it's very unfortunately that these issues did not get raised during the campaign. my friend in the audience started up a group called the american center for course which has been pushing the idea that the cure is cheaper than care. it's cheaper to beat a disease than treat a disease. and so, you know, [inaudible] it's a robust topic. i apologize for that. i do think that maybe this is just w
we can get them. [inaudible] the role that you believe paul ryan should play in this fiscal negotiation, what would you like him to do? and how influential do you think you will be on your group? >> i mean, i think, i hope he's front and center with this group because, or in this debate. these probably are best spokesperson i have serious fiscal situation is and what needs to be done to remedy it, put us back on the path we can ask or sustain. i was, i think all of us were impressed with how paul handled himself on the campaign trail. so i hope he's right in in the middle of it. my anticipation is he is going to be, i assume that's where my colleagues are as well. >> if i can just add to that. when you step back and look at the election results and look at some of the conclusions that some have drawn, we are going to need clear voices of leadership to lay out an agenda for the future. i think all is a very important part of that. actually i was glad to see him come back into conference. it was an extremely well in -- warm welcome with a double standing ovation for him. but w
on providers. >> that probably compromises the care. >> what about premium support? the kind of thing that paul ryan was talking about? a voucher type system? >> is your responsibility to buy your plan with this voucher. >> well, i don't think he will do that. >> can you get there without doing that? >> i think you can, but it's tough. the increasing needs of eligibility to be close to the age that people are living in. the average age is about 70. it is now closing in on 80. that saves a lot of money every year. i think the president has to show the public and the republicans were asking to support higher revenue for tax reform to deal courageously. [talking over each other] >> i think you have to realize here that the president has his own constituency. and if he gets too far off the road here, he is going to lose the democrats and particularly the liberal democrats. i mean, i saw something the other day that lyndon johnson was the majority leader of the senate. he had one republican filibuster and harry reid has had 370 filibusters in the time that he has been majority leader. that is one of
. in the exit poll he lost even with paul ryan on the ticket for the medicare plan was deeply unpopular among seniors. 60% of white seniors voted for romney and over 60% of the non-call their whites voted for romney. so, i think that they are problematic for democrats and having said that the always from a little better among the blue collar voters in that region and elsewhere. few of them are evangelicals, that helps. look at north carolina to a i don't know if the exit polls -- i will tell you in north carolina or virginia, obama's number on the blue-collar whites are unbelievably low like in the high 20s or around 30 come some of them are even evangelicals. but in long run i do think that the imf pattern, the new democratic coalition is a party and the sunbelt will be more important in the west velte although they do have this incredible the to hold on to wisconsin and minnesota. but by and large i think the shift will be more towards states shaped by the same social forces that obama has embodied in the rising education levels. >> on the question we had a slight disagreement i don't think
, or oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house. >> why is romney and paul ryan lose and republicans lost seats in the senate and lost seats in the house, why did that happen? and what do you think the republican party needs to do to make sure it doesn't happen again? >> can you just identifiers of? >> jonathan weissman from "the new york times." >> i think that's a great question, and i know many of us are looking and thinking about that, but i, i don't think we lost by being too conservative and articulating our principles to clearly. i think was actually the opposite. that the 2012 -- the 2010 election was a wave election, tremendous response from the same folks that propelled the single largest republican majority in decades. i don't think they turned on and on its agenda will, we don't want to cut spending, we don't want to balance our budgets. that's not what he said. but a very slim margin of 51%, the president was reelected. and what we needed it is actually i think do a better job and that's what conservatives have been saying, articulate conservative princip
presidential debate, the way she asked the question that we protect his choice to joe biden from paul ryan, the man who just ran for vice president was about their faith. she kicked off women's rights issue and health care by asking them about their faith. so certainly within the women's movement, because of the relationship that the women's movement to fight around abortion and contraception, specifically with regard to the catholic church permit there isn't enormous amount of incredibly progressive catholic organizations and feminist organizations that are very much a driving force of the women's movement. there is a bit more preparedness fair. there's no easy answer, but the women's movement has had a little more practice over the years in understanding this is a place where we will continue to have to engage. >> zero, i am eric thompson and i'm a member of several communities out there. and learning to get accustomed to the word community. i'm a little dated. when you look at -- i noticed that when it came to freedom to marry, that god had a lot of religious rhetoric. i wanted to know
that paul ryan was talking about? a voucher type system. here is the amount of money you have, it's your responsibility to go out and buy up land. >> well, i don't think he will do that. as to visual. >> can he get there without doing a? >> i think so, but it's tough. this is increasing the age of eligibility to be more close to the actual age in which people are living as opposed to the age that they were living in 1965 when medicare was adopted. the average age was about something. now it is closing in on 80. that saves a lot of money every year. i think the president has to show the public and the republicans who are acting to support higher revenue, that he is prepared and democrats are prepared to deal courageously. >> i think you have to realize here that the president has his own constituency. and if he gets too far off of the road here, he's going to lose the democrats and particularly, the liberal democrats. if the democrats who run the united states senate, where they tried to. i saw something the other day that when lyndon johnson was the majority leader of the senate, trent,
senators meeting off and on to push them through. >> there is a devotion. paul ryan said it is not their intention to raise tax rates. didn't want to agree to the tax hikes how will you work with republicans in the house? this is not what we will negotiate? there has been some change there and speaker boehner but up the olive branch that is the debt negotiations are all about. but look at the tax-cut issue as a major part of the solution and add that into other deductions it is a chunk of change. >> with the press conference . >> guest: i missed the meeting but they passed their blackberry around. he is clearly showing flexibility but the republicans also have to. >> host: you think by the end of the year will sort it out? you are confident? >> we will have to sort out part of it. fifth not every t in every i will be dotted. the estate tax issue where they are now with exemptions. the number of things that should get done and others could be extended there is m&a. the comprehensive tax reform is the hope to bring the business tax rate down with a loopholes to get rid of t
, that paul ryan look like one of mitrani's kids? right? didn't convey a sense of diversity. republicans are knee-jerk inherently opposed to diversity. that is actually the case. that's kind of one of the republicans, platform. it's not platform but republicans have a knee-jerk reaction to the. those multicultural imposing diversity on this? no way. i think the party, it needs a different look, doesn't? different spokesman, different people out there. so you're right, cubans and mexican-americans and puerto ricans. but i think they need to present a different look. >> sarah palin? in the back. >> good morning. eric schultz, among the political phenomenons that intrigues me the most i think ticket splitting seems to interest me a lot but i wanted to get sure thoughts on that. just looking at some of the results, montana elected a democratic governor, democratic senator, and the president only got 42%. in missouri, nixon and mccaskill, both democrats got 55%. yet obama topped out at 44 and lost every county except jefferson and st. louis and st. louis city. in west virginia, they elected h
the basic structure of medicare as paul -- and medicaid as paul ryan does. it think you can find great, great savings by working the inefficiencies. anyone who's gone through it knows the inefficiencies in the system. they're just incredible. >> or -- excuse me, i apologize. john? is. >> speaker boehner yesterday talked about not increasing tax rates on small businesses, so if that framework could be accomplished, what kind of revenues could be raised within that framework from your point of view, and could you consider the limit on the value of deductions that the president's had in his budget -- >> okay. first, in terms of small businesses how do you define a small business, and that's, again, one of the sort of slippery slopes a little bit. do you define a multibillion dollar entertainment company, sports team or hedge fund as a small business because their structure happens to be a business structure? and so i think there's, i think everyone agrees that what we really mean when we say small business, what the typical voter envisions when we mean small business is the local dry clea
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